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to push the rate below 8%. scott was in fairfax for the rally for president obama. he has a look at the push for virginia voters. >> this could have quite an impact on those voters. they did not think it would get below 8%. now with one more report before election day, it could be persuasive. >> today, i believe that, as a nation, we are moving forward again. we are moving forward. >> as always, there are countless momentum shifts and the president followed at his debate with more headlines. across the state, a counter argument. >> there are fewer new jobs this month than last month. >> the numbers are what they seem. >> the reason it has come down
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is due to the fact more and more people have stopped looking for work. >> regardless of how we got to 7.8%, it looks like progress. unemployment was once at 10%. >> that is always a positive thing. i do not know how you could spend it. >> meanwhile the president went after brawny on a different set of numbers, reducing the -- after romney on a different set of numbersg the deficit. >> of mitt romney will bring down the hammer on sesame street. >> republicans insisting it is time to tighten our fiscal belt if we are serious about the recovery based on what they call a more realistic math. new numbers is coming in now we
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see a mitt romney is up one. in virginia -- one point in virginia. that is a significant shift. >> thank you. on monday, at mitt romney will be back in virginia giving a speech in lexington. on tuesday, michelle obama will be in loudoun county. >> the president's campaign fund-raising hit a record high. sources say he raised close to $150 million in september more than any previous month and in the campaign this election cycle. mitt romney has yet to report his september numbers. he raised $112 million in august. >> and change is coming for the weather. it looks like this season's are going to change in terms of the temperatures.
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after it temperatures in the 70's and 80's, we are headed into fall weather. >> here in the belfort to furniture weather center, we're going to go from summer time to the first taste of winter weather. look at the temperature outside right now. it is beautiful up and down the coast. our temperatures into the high 70's.chicago and detroit temperatures are into the 40's. here is the leading edge of the cold front that is now moving through ohio and with it, you can see rain showers. look at the current temperature in ohio, 46 degrees right now. that is the kind of air that is coming our way tomorrow night and on sunday. all the the details when i join you in a few minutes. >> you can check the temperature in your community any time at
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>> a developing story from montgomery county or a verdict has been handed down for a man involved in a deadly car chase. reeco richardson was found guilty of misdemeanor charges in a stolen car. the jury was hung on the car theft charges against him. richardson was one of four people in the car that led pursue -- police on a pursuit. it ended in a crash at chevy chase circle killing three people. >> there is a search for a missing 17-year-old man. bryan glenn has been missing since monday. he dropped his brother off at school and went to a nearby dunkin donuts and disappeared. his absence stands out even more during homecoming. >> he should be getting excited getting ready to go out tonight and have fun with everybody else.
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instead, he is somewhere waiting for us to find him. >> until we see evidence he planned to run away, it does not make sense. >> the early evidence is the abandoned car they found a couple of water bottles inside, leading them to wonder if he was with someone else. >> the university committee is preparing to remember a history professor. he was walking his dog when he was hit by a car and killed. police say the driver of the car had a medical emergency the cost of the rack. there will be a visitation for him tomorrow. marymount university will have a ber 17. are trying to figure out what caused a fire. there is no official cause but neighbors say an electrical outlet sparked the blaze last night.
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they also credit paul for helping people to make it out of the burning building. he saw smoke but slipped and fell. he is still in the hospital. his son says he is awake. >> still to come, skyrocketing gas prices for part of the nation. where the prices are hitting the roof. >> and we will tell you where you can get a major price break on appliances thanks to a tax holiday. >> american airlines says they solved the mystery of seats coming loose in the sky. who they [ barack obama ] i'm barack
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obama and i approve this message. [ fema announcer ] ay says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually ds. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cuttinnearly eighhundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursinhome care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities?
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some air travelers are responsible for the ongoing problems with those bruce seats -- loose seats. >> dozens of flights have been canceled or delayed. rebecca cooper has an update on the issues and the repairs. >> as of friday, 42 of the 48 planes grounded have been repaired and a promise to have all of them fixed by saturday. it is eroding customer confidence. today, more frustration as 44
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flights were canceled nationwide. >> i was supposed to get on. i have an interview in new york. they do not care. >> the planes were grounded after receipts were coming loose. -- seats were coming loose. they blamed a passenger spilling soda and other debris. it has been a series for was for american. not just this mishap but multiple cancellations 900 in 30 days. 14,000 delays and other emergency landings. some passengers even wonder if the problems were sabotages between the airline and is pollock -- pilots. >> some people are cheering as we are landing and the rest of us are thinking, this scenario, was it real? >> many insist sabotages is not to blame but acknowledged it has been a bumpy ride.
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>> we understand the operation over the last few weeks has not met the standards of american airlines or our customers. that has to change. >> officials are taking extra precautions to make sure the seats do not become dislodged again. engineers have installed a double locking mechanism which will keep them in place. rebecca cooper, abc 7 news. >> next, more winter weather across the nation. we will show you where it is snowing. >> some chilly temperatures coming our way. >> in a few hours, we will know who the opponent will be but we already know who their starting pitcher is. how is the defense going to do?
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>> a big jump in gasoline
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prices. >> californians woke up to gas prices below are -- more than $4 a gallon. some stations shut down. refinery problems helped set up wholesale costs, which were passed on to drivers. the national average for a gallon of gas is $3.79, lower than the prices in california. in the district, the average is $3.91. virginia has the lowest average at $3.60. >> from now until monday, virginia shoppers will not have to pay tax on energy efficient appliances. the commonwealth is having a sales tax holiday which extends to heat pumps dishwashers washing machines, and other products. they have to be $2,500 or less and be energy efficient. >> metro is using the coming
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holiday for an extra day of track maintenance. starting tonight there will be a single tracking on the red and orange lines. that will cause 10-20 minutes of extra travel time. metro will also reduce trains to a single track on the orange line. writers should allow 15 minutes of extra travel time. >> an early taste of winter weather in the nation. this is denver colorado this morning. snow is falling in parts of the state tonight. also tonight, some people in north dakota are digging out from almost a foot of snow. >> 14 inches in parts of northern minnesota. they do not have the big slopes of there.
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-- out there. let me give you an idea, we are going to go from the 70's to the 40's? this is west of denver. 27 degrees and you can see how there has been some snow out there. in denver, in 1969 they had 27 inches of snow. for us, here we are with a beautiful evening. when you are at a later on at 11 o'clock, take a look at the eastern sky. that a brilliant object, it is the planet jupiter, the planet jupiter is that a bright object near the moon. 83 degrees today. the record, 96. that was the warmest day ever in october, from 1941. right now we are into the 70's -- let's pretend this is going
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to happen. chicago, 50 degrees. that is the cold air. some 20 almost 30 degrees below where they were 24 hours ago. here is what is going to be going on. here comes this big way that will died down and over us and especially on sunday, bringing in a very cold wet day. tomorrow, temperatures will still be into the 60's but then as we get into tomorrow, the wind begins coming in. later on tomorrow, maybe a passing shower but the main thing will be the cold air and look dead sunday. by sunday morning, with the cold air it will feel into the 40's. and then it will be a rainy day on sunday. a mild evening for the friday night football games and then as we get into sunday, into the
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low-50's. for the holiday it will be fine with temperatures on the chilly side. a cold day for the redskins on sunday. bundle up on sunday. >> and now the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> the nationals are wondering who is it going to be? >> the nationals are just like you and me today, sitting back and watching baseball on television because the winner of the game against atlanta and st. louis will host the nationals. all of the players think the new rule is a little odd. somebody called it quirky that the team but the best record starts on the road but they are not letting that cloud the bigger picture.
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gonzalez will start sunday. it comes as no surprise he is the starting pitcher. >> the one thing we do not know is -- i will probably hang myself. >> for chris davis, tonight will bring things both circle. he will face his former team, the rangers. even in the two years they went to the world series, he was cut from the roster. now he will get his chance. he is on the mound tonight for the birds. reynolds says it will have to be more than that. they will host the yankees on sunday and it is another challenge they are ready to meet. >> it is a different mindset for players, that they have not had
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all year. that is why it is important to be in the let it rip mode and not be timid. >> the nationals are waiting for the winner of the braves. david drives one to deep left center field. it is gone. the cardinals just took the lead back from atlanta, 3-2 in the fourth. they're ready for an offensive showdown against the plan. rg iii and the quick option play up against atlanta's matt ryan. he has 11 touchdowns this season. he has thrown two interceptions but the skins' defense need to wrap it up. meriwether was supposed to return last week before he injured himself in a pregame warm-up. the d already has the players
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and now they need to step it up for the four-0 falcons. >> we cannot ask them to do that 15 games in a season. that carried us the first half of the season. now is up to us to get it right for the second half. >> after a happy retirement, pat summit says she is felt forced out after her diagnosis of alzheimer's. she was the coach for 38 years.
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david smallwood: maryland money needs to stay in marylan it's just that simple, i mean, it's a no brainer. anncr: every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty... million at casinos in west virginia, delaware... and pennsylvania. one west virginia paper calls it a "cash cow" for them. but its cost maryland over one billion dollars. money that could have created
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good jobs and... better schools for us. question seven kee maryland money in maryland. david smallwood: question seven, i think it will be a... good thing for the state of maryland. [ male announcer ] who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan studydy for yourself at obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more year i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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>> we are going to have a taste of winter. >> unfortunately, it is on sunday. for the kickoff, it will be 50 degrees with a northerly wind and some cold rain. you can also -- always keep posted on our home page. there is our 3 day weekend. >> we will get through it. >> hav i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. "i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. that's not my plan."
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mitchell: "the nonpartisan tax policy center concluded that mitt romney's tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years." vo: why won't romney level with us about his tax plan which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks? because according to experts, he'd have to raise taxes on the middle class - or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can'ustrust him here... how could we ever trust him here?
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[ male announcer ] we the people, the middle class who move our country forward, work hard raise families,
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and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000 while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising.


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